Take your radio and a blanket into
the backyard and tune-in to VPR for our Eye on the Sky Star-Gazing Party Monday, August 13 at 9 p.m. VPR’s Ric Cengeri will be joined by Mark Breen, Director of the Fairbanks Planetarium in Saint
Johnsbury, who will answer your questions about the stars, planets, and
constellations. We’ll also be watching
for the Perseid Meteor Shower which will be approaching its peak.
You’ll learn about the Summer Triangle, meteor showers, how
to use the Big Dipper to find other stars and much more. Your questions are an
important part of the broadcast. You can
call in during the show or email your questions ahead of time.
Throwing a Star-Gazing
Party: It’s easy! Invite your friends and family. Set up lawn chairs or spread blankets on the
ground. Turn the radio on and look up!
For ‘night vision’ that won’t interfere with your ability to see the stars,
wrap a red scarf, bandana, or cellophane around your flashlight and secure it
with a rubber band.
The Eye on the Sky Star-Gazing Party is a production of VPR in
collaboration with the Fairbanks
Museum & Planetarium in Saint Johnsbury.